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Each year, the Wisconsin Maritime Museum inspires tens of thousands of visitors with exhibits that tell the stories of the region’s maritime heritage and its priceless natural resources.  The Wisconsin Maritime Museum is home to more than 15,000 maritime artifacts and exhibits; it’s a nationally recognized Smithsonian affiliate; the largest maritime museum on the Great Lakes; and the museum’s fully restored WWII submarine, USS Cobia, is a National Historic Landmark.  Please consider making a donation today.

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  • A $50 donation helps the museum run its humidifiers to protect its priceless wooden boat collection.
  • A $75 donation provides equipment and instructional aids for the Submarine Overnight program.
  • A $100 donation covers the cost of water-sampling supplies and cleanup gear for a student field trip.
  • A $250 donation buys equipment for the Children’s Waterways Room.
  • A $300 donation provides bus transportation for two class field trips.


The Wisconsin Maritime Museum receives no state or federal funding, relying solely on visitor fees, gifts, donations, and grants to fund its collections, award-winning educational exhibits, and programs.

The Wisconsin Maritime Museum is an independent 501(c)(3) organization. Contributions are tax deductible.